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Week 1 photo gallery, 2020

Here is a socially-distanced photo gallery for Week 1, 2020.



With thanks to team photographers and Getty Images, please enjoy photos that have officials in the frame. Note how the officials are carrying their electronic whistles (either tied to their belt loops or tied with a wrist lanyard).

From team photographers (click on a photo to begin gallery):

From Getty Images:

Referee Adrian Hill

Officials Ron Torbert and James Coleman kneel during the National Anthem. Down Judge Jim Mello is in the background.

Line judge Mark Perlman

Referee Ron Torbert

Down judge Derek Bowers

Referee Shawn Hochuli

Referee Jerome Boger and down judge Julian Mapp.

Side judge Jonah Monroe

Down judge Sarah Thomas

Umpire Ramon George. Note the electronic whistle tied to his belt.



Mark Schultz is a high school football official, freelance writer and journalist. He first became interested in officiating when he was six years old, was watching a NFL game with his father and asked the fateful question, "Dad, what are those guys in the striped shirts doing?"